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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Parents and Their Transgender Teens and Young Adults
We talked to experts on transgender issues, who offered tips for creating acceptance between trans youth and their parents.

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Primary Sources: Examining the Connection Between Sexual Orientation and Suicidal Behaviors
Researchers look for connections between sexual orientation and suicidal behaviors.

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New York City's New Guide to Working With Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth
It's the first such guide developed by a child welfare and juvenile justice government agency.

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Primary Sources: Learning How Service Providers and Policy Makers Can Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth
Research shows that different groups within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning population have different needs.

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Five Groups of Teens Who Need Pregnancy Prevention More Than Some Might Think
We highlight five groups of teens that sexual health educators are making sure to include in their pregnancy prevention efforts.

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Learn How You Can Help Families Support Their LGBTQ Children
A new publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help you put the Family Acceptance Project's “family intervention” approach into practice.

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Primary Sources: Looking at the Emotional Impact of Attending High School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth
A researcher examines the psychological cost of attending high school for LGBTQ homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Your Library Become an Ally to Youth
By reaching out to your local branch, particularly to the librarians focused on teens and young adults, you can better prepare library staff to assist homeless young people.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded Project Paves the Way for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth
A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation aims to help programs provide safe, affirming services.

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Primary Sources: LGBTQ Youth at Higher Risk for Dating Violence, More Likely to Seek Help
A recent study from the Urban Institute explores dating violence and abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.

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